Jedi Training Remote...
This was the little project I wouldn't tell Calvin about. Nothing huge...but I had to withhold to keep the interest!
I have been at home this week because we had our new baby boy Cameron!! I tried to work on this here and there with my 2 year old..he would sit and color with crayons and I would work on this. Win win!
This thing was a challenge to paint!! First I had to glue on some parts and make the equator rectangles from scratch, and glue them one. Glued the crap out of my fingers ...still sore! I used liquid latex to mask off everything like the dark grey things the light grey rectangles and the reddish brown areas. That was a disaster. When I pulled off the masking latex around the reddish brown parts it pelled the paint everywhere. Same thing happened with the dark grey parts. This involved a lot of touching up with my reddish brown paint that I had to mix every time and the white primer base color. What a pain!!!!!!!!!!
I enjoyed adding the rust type weathering to the top and bottom parts...but it came out too prominenet and dark so I lightened it by painting the white primer over top a bit.
The chrome colored parts were also a mess. I tried cutting a circle in a piece of plastic to hold up to the part and paint...but I oversprayed insiode and then the damn reddish brown had to be touched up by hand AGAIN.
The second last part was a black wash that I did a couple of times. The first coat was really nice...second coat dried quick and I didn't get it wiped off quick enough...and as I was doing so a lot of the grey paint from the rectabgle was rubbing off!! I touched that up a bit and left them as weathered which is good.
The last step was to cut out and stick on circles insise all the round shapes. They were a 3M reflective tape that add shine to all these 'ports' when you take a picture.
Oh...the base..I used a banana hanger that I have hung on to for years for this...painted it satin black and tied a fishing line through...had to drill a small hole in the Training Remote to tie it as well.
The label..I found the Star Wars logo online...added the description myself and the border...printed it and glued it on.